Wednesday, October 18, 2006

'Keeper crisis?

Just what we needed given our current form and the quality of tomorrow night's opposition: a potential 'keeper crisis.

Glenn Roeder confirmed today that Steve Harper has a "minor" injury. Fingers crossed it won't keep him out of our first UEFA Cup group game against Fenerbahce - we're already without Shay Given through injury and short-term recruit Pavel Srnicek is unavailable.

Harper's absence would leave us with rookies Tim Krul and Fraser Forster in the side and on the bench respectively - hardly ideal. Young Dutchman Krul is an excellent prospect, but I think we'd all rather he wasn't pitched in at the deep end so soon and forced to swim...


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